This section is normally used to tell you about an ongoing scam or alert. Today, we want to give some helpful information which, hopefully, can keep you from becoming a victim of any of the numerous scams out there.
Just like placing your phone number on a national “Do Not Call” registry, you also have the option to control the amount of junk mail you get.
Listed below are two addresses you can write to request that your name be removed from mailing lists.
PO box 249
Windsor, Connecticut, 06095
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512
While this is certainly not a guarantee to stop all junk mail, it will help to reduce the amount. This is good information to pass along if you’re a caregiver to the elderly, who are easy targets for these predators.
Getting rid of excess junk mail is also a good way to conserve energy. A one day’s supply of junk mail contains the energy to heat 250,000 homes. It also takes 100 million trees to produce one year’s worth of junk mail.